An arbiter reduced the suspension of
Hardy, who was found guilty of domestic violence a year ago, when he was a member of the
The 10-game penalty was reduced by former
In a letter to Hardy last month, Goodell said a two-month investigation by the league determined "that there was sufficient credible evidence that Hardy engaged in conduct that violated NFL policies in multiple respects and with aggravating circumstances."
The NFL concluded that Hardy used physical force against his former girlfriend, Nicole Holder, in at least four instances.
Hardy was convicted of domestic violence by a judge in North Carolina in 2014 and given 18 months probation. Charges were dismissed earlier this year when prosecutors were unable to locate Holder, who failed to appear in court.